Taught course

Mental Health Nursing with Registered Nurse Status

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Health
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 770 hours healthcare experience (approximately six months full-time work) in their chosen field within the past 5 years. This can be through either paid or voluntary work, but must be verifiable by a supervisor or line manager.
  • A first honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) in any subject - it does not need to be related to allied health
  • English and Maths GCSE at grade A* - C / 4-9 (please contact our Admissions team if you have equivalent qualifications)
  • Any overseas qualifications should be equivalent to UK qualifications which meet our entry requirements. If you have completed your degree outside the UK, we will require a clear copy of your degree documentation to ensure NARIC comparability. Please note that all applicants who are invited to interview will be required to present their original degree documentation
If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0, including at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections. The university may be able to accept alternative English Language qualifications from applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) on a case by case basis in line with the appropriate Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines.
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Please be advised that degree, Maths, English (including IELTS if required) and 770 hours of experience is required at the point of application
Occupational English Test (OET)
We’ll accept an OET examination certificate that confirms you achieved:
  • at least a grade C+ in the writing section
  • at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections

Months of entry

September

Course content

Join our accelerated two-year degree to qualify as a Registered Mental Health Nurse. You must hold an undergraduate degree (Level 6) in any field to apply.
  • Multi-award winning School: ‘Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration)' 2021, 'Best Student Experience' 2020 & ‘Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration)’ 2018, Student Nursing Times Awards
  • Clinical work experience with four placements guaranteed per year in a wide variety of healthcare settings
  • £4m invested in the Faculty's teaching and learning environment, including £1.6m developing professional-standard clinical practice suites
  • While on placement, you will have a dedicated study day each week giving you the opportunity for contact and support at all times
  • £5,000 per year grant as standard for Adult Nursing students living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland plus another £2,000 for students with dependent children (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Start month: September
  • Campus location: City Campus
This course is also available as a degree apprenticeship with selected partners, open to their current employees only. If you work for an NHS Trust or organisation and would like to learn more about our nursing degree apprenticeships, please contact our Admissions Team: health@ljmu.ac.uk
You may also be interested in MSc Adult Nursing or MSc Child Nursing.
If you don't hold an undergraduate degree, please visit our BSc (Hons) Nursing pages: Adult, Child, Mental Health.
As soon as you enrol at LJMU, you will be assigned your own personal tutor, and will meet with them regularly throughout each year. Your personal tutor will give you feedback on how well you are progressing with your studies and encourage you to plan for your educational and career development.

Information for international students

International applicants who require a Student Visa are not eligible to apply for the course.

Please see course page for more information.

Fees and funding

Please see course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Health
Email
health@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
01512315829